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Fruit Trees

Part 2: How To Grow Potted Lemon Trees

part two how to grow lemon trees in pots Australia

As housing blocks become smaller, potted lemon is becoming an excellent option for homeowners to still enjoy homegrown produce. In Part 1: How to Grow Potted Lemon Tree, we looked at some general information on how to get started (such as pot selection etc), here is further advice to help you get the most from your potted lemon tree.  Select …

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Deciduous fruit trees for winter planting

Bare-rooted plants are sold in winter when dormant, giving them the best chance of being replanted or transplanted successfully. Deciduous trees can be purchased as potted or bare root specimens. Bare root refers to no soil held around the roots at the time of purchase. They are usually from cooler regions and are easier to transport and transplant into their …

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How to Grow Fruit Trees in Pots

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Growing fruit trees in pots allow you to have them in paved areas and unlikely garden spaces. So you can grow your own fruity harvest in the smallest of spaces! Choosing the right pot To grow a decent, fruit-bearing tree, it is recommended that you use a pot at least 40cm in size, depending on the size the tree is …

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Growing Feijoas

  Feijoa trees produce an abundance of bi-colour scarlet flowers in spring and by autumn the delicious, fragrant fruit which taste like the tropics will to ready to pick. When not in fruit, their lush evergreen foliage with matte green and silver leaves make for beautiful feature tree in ornamental gardens or in large container plantings. Feijoa trees prefer cool …

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Goat cheese stuffed figs

  A quick to assemble velvety dessert or a sweet starter.   Ingredients           Ripe figs Goat cheese Walnuts Honey Pepper   Prepare           Cut ripe figs three quarters the way down the fruit. Gently fill with goat cheese and walnuts. Drizzle with honey. Season with pepper. Serve chilled.

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Eight Tips for planting bare rooted roses, deciduous trees and fruit trees

During Winter, gardening outlets are breaming with new season bare-rooted roses, deciduous ornamentals and fruit trees for Winter planting. Bare-rooted plants are mostly sold in Winter when they are dormant and this gives them the best chance of being replanted successfully. They are also easier to transport and transplant into their final position in the garden.  The rows of bare-rooted …

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Citrus tree pests and diseases

Citrus trees are one of the most productive and easy to grow trees in the home garden but just us we love to reap its awards so do pests and diseases. Here is a list of the most common aliments of the citrus tree. Citrus leafminer (Phyllocnistis citrella) tunnels through the young leaves of citrus trees which creates silvery lines. …

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Growing Citrus Trees – oranges, limes and lemons

Growing fruit in your own backyard can be fun, rewarding and just plain delicious. Suited to most climatic zones in Australia and easy to grow, citrus trees are the pick of the crop. Citrus trees are well suited to home growing and with minimal care will reward you for years with juicy, delicious fruit. Now is a great time of …

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Growing Fabulous Figs

There’s nothing like the sweet, juicy flesh of a freshly ripe fig straight off the tree. A highly ornamental tree in both formal and informal gardens, the fig can be grown in most parts of Australia. An excellent source of dietary fibre, calcium and a range of other nutrients, the fig is an easy and abundant cropper, making it one …

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Growing Olives in Australia

A gift from the Gods, growing olives is so satisfying if not to enjoy their fruit but to use their silver grey-green foliage to complement many different garden situations. Olive trees can be easily pruned to create topiary, hedge, espalier and potted features.  Planting & fertilising olive trees Olive trees can be grown for their fruit but many gardeners are …

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